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Old 05-19-2013, 12:52 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
I want to do the owl cozy too! I did a dish cloth pattern with the cabled owl and was surprised at how easy it was.

I thought the clarification of cozies mattered because of the OP's request for beginner patterns. I think a lot of us simply read what you meant. If/when I get to post from something other than my laptop, I wonder what my autoincorrects will be.
It does matter so thanks for noticing. Those autocorrects drive me nuts although they can be amusing. It mostly happens when I'm using my iPad and I'm two finger typing. When I type from my phone using thumbs it's much better.
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Old 05-19-2013, 10:24 PM   #12
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i found a pattern for stockinette stitch dish cloth
it says to cast on 40
knit 4 rows
row 1 knit across
row2 k3 purl to last 3, then k3

is row 1 really row5?
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:05 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by mquiltn1 View Post
i found a pattern for stockinette stitch dish cloth
it says to cast on 40
knit 4 rows
row 1 knit across
row2 k3 purl to last 3, then k3

is row 1 really row5?
Apparently the pattern doesn't count the border as rows with numbers so yes, in this case the 5th row you do will be considered row 1.
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Old 05-20-2013, 07:08 PM   #14
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I agree with all of our members! Flat knitting is a good way to learn and become adept at handling the yarn, the needles, and gauge.

I know someone who likes to knit swatches, trying out different needles and yarn for the same pattern stitch. Just to see how things work when you change needle size with the same yarn...or change the yarn weight with the same needle size.

She then gives the swatches to her daughter to use with her little miniature dollies.

I found it most interesting one time, in a knitting shop, the owner had several swatches displayed for the same yarn, but with a variety of needle sizes. It demonstrated how versatile a yarn can be.

I love my handknit dishcloths and face cloths! It was so much fun to knit a pile of face cloths recently!



Here's my project page for these (green) face cloths. It's a Ravelry page, but even if you're not a member of Rav, I think you can view and read stuff over there.
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Warning: you have to use COTTON yarn for cloths. My first one was acrylic. Acrylic doesn't really absorb.

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